Core devs and entities kept the momentum going following the Stacks 2.0 launch by continually shipping key improvements, new developer tooling, and important documentation and resources. Support for core Stacks features including microblocks
, BNS, sponsored transactions, and SIP-010 (FT token standard) were added this quarter as well.
Hiro released security-audited web wallets for Chrome
enabling seamless access to apps on the Stacks network and has been steadily shipping improvements. The desktop wallet also received a better Stacking flow, dark mode, better display of send-many transactions, and Ledger Live app improvements.
Along with a major update to the Clarity VSCode extension
, Hiro released Clarinet. Clarinet is a tool that supports testing, drafting, and deployment of Clarity contracts. Clarity documentation and onboarding materials were also updated to make it easier to get started with Clarity.
Explorer: The Stacks Explorer received several improvements including updates to how STX unlocking is displayed, the addition of nonce information for easier troubleshooting, better Sandbox UX, and support for the new Hiro-hosted regtest network.
Stacks Blockchain API: A laundry list of improvements were shipped, many in service of supporting core platform features. An endpoint was added to expose FT and NFT transactions, for fetching transactions inside a block, and for looking up all token transfers for an account. Extended Rosetta and websocket support were also released.
Docs: Docs updates kept up with all the key additions to the network, including documentation for microblocks, the new regtest network, running an API node locally, and more. Just as important, guides and onboarding resources for Clarity, Stacking, the Stacks Blockchain API, and Gaia all received significant updates.